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Who has the best players club program for you?

Discussion in 'Comps - General Comp Discussion' started by VegasMonkey, Sep 29, 2021.

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Who has the best loyalty program?

  1. MGM mLife

    17.6%
  2. Cosmopolitan Identity

    38.2%
  3. Venetian/Palazzo Grazie Rewards

    10.3%
  4. Wynn Rewards

    14.7%
  5. Caesars Rewards

    11.8%
  6. Resorts World Genting Rewards

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Circa /The D/Golden Gate

    4.4%
  8. Boyd

    1.5%
  9. Golden Nugget

    1.5%
  10. Hard Rock

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Stations Casinos

    1.5%
  12. MyChoice

    1.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. 44inarow

    44inarow Cool Story Bro

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    I've had that happen every now and then (not at Bardot, but at various places on the Strip). It's not really acceptable, but if Hell's Kitchen has taught me anything, it's that any station can have an off-service. The more important thing for me is how the handle it, and it sounds like the service staff did the right thing. That said, if you give it another try and it happens again, I'd probably switch it up next time. That's just me, though.
     
  2. sisubaby

    sisubaby Silver

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    Caesars was aggressive in promoting themselves though. I received at least two emails from them asking me to vote for them. I received nothing from Mlife or Grazie.
     
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  3. Lousyatcraps

    Lousyatcraps Not Lousyatslots

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    Yup. It’s like Delta winning best airline in North America-basically meaningless.


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  4. Grid!

    Grid! Platinum

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    It makes complete sense, as by all accounts Caesars Rewards is the largest player database on the planet. IE, more people play in that club so more people voting will vote with that club. Its just a popularity contest really. And they are only popular based on the sheer number of casinos and saturation they have.

    It is like McDonald's winning best burger, since more people have tried their burgers than the Sin City Burger at Smashburger, which anyone that has had the SCB knows it is far better.

    Just like this poll. People that put more play into one club, get better offers at that club VS another. It is slanted. If we all played our way, we all took 1 vacation to Vegas each month, then we all would have drawn proper offers, based on our play within their clubs, for all 12 clubs on this list.

    But in real life, I give my play to Cosmo and MGM. I would vote them over Wynn, because Wynn gives me nothing, because I dont play at Wynn. I hope that makes sense!
     
  5. Grid!

    Grid! Platinum

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    I voted Cosmo, who hasn't really changed anything about their club, since I moved there almost 5 years ago. Mlife changed their earnings a couple years ago, which makes it harder to know what to expect. And next month, they are changing once more.

    Mlife offers me more free play and resort credit than Cosmo. But, I rack up more point play at Cosmo than I now do with Mlife (stupid specialty slots) so that levels off some. Platinum at Mlife gives me a 30% bonus on points. But Gold at Cosmo gives me a 200% bonus, as everything I earn doubles. And that is a huge upgrade! Even though my points can only be used for spend or play at Cosmo, where as Mlife builds points for both spend and play. That puts what would have been $1 earned to $1.30 FB + $1.30 EC. That is 60 cents more, per dollar earned on the program. Even that still is in Cosmos favor though, where I would earn $2.00 instead of the base $1.00. And their point earning is every $2.50 and not $3.00- $10.00 on slots, like Mlife.

    To be honest, most of what comes with my cards at both levels, I just dont use. I have never used the special 2 free nights at Cosmo, nor the 2 companion nights. My room is already comped, and I'm in Vegas to gamble. And anyone that travels with me, we like having slumber parties in the same room. I do like the BOGO stuff at Cosmo, which is another check over Mlife.
     
  6. Grid!

    Grid! Platinum

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    I really don't see where the disagreement is. You just proved my point. You played up at CET, and you were getting $500 in free play. You hardly played at MGM, and your offers were a fraction of those with CET. You short played Wynn, and your offers went away. You dont go to Ventian, and you only get free nights.

    People who vote for the best club, are those people invested in that club over others, and that club gives them the most because of that.

    My experience in Vegas, and what I get with my level of play. I normally run about $10 of coin through the machines, all slots. I normally stay with any given casino, for 2 nights. That puts my rated play at 3 days for a "trip".

    Not to run a tangent of this thread, about the actual clubs... Here is what my offers look like, for the casinos I have given action to over the past 3 years.

    Cosmo, very nice balcony room, $250 in free play and $100 in resort credit.
    Treasure Island, JR suite (basically just a room with 2 shitters) $450 in free play.
    Mlife, very nice suites, $400 in free play and $200 in dining credit. The needles moves on the extras, depending on where I stay. If I book Luxor, its the suite + $450 free play and $250 dining.
    Caesars Rewards, OK rooms, $300 in free play.

    I absolutely weigh the slot club, with my offers, before taking anything. It doesn't get talked about much, but Treasure Island has a very good club too, that is rich in free play if you work it right. And by "right" I mean flipping your stupid treasure chest gift points into more free play.

    At the end of any given trip, I have more free play for my converted points at Cosmo. 2nd place is treasure island in that regard. Then Mlife, and a distant 4th is CR, which is the slowest to earn point, and when you make them free play, you forfeit half of them. I basically end up with $0.00 in point play with CET, as I just use the reward credits in the food court. About the only place I can afford, with how few I earn.
     
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  7. Stylistryu

    Stylistryu Member

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    Your response was very knowledgeable so may I ask you a question. Currently my grandmother and I are both Onyx with Boyd’s and I’ve been loyal to Boyd’s because they have been but things have been changing drastically and I don’t see any value in us staying loyal. Granted we get everything comped and limo but I want to explore somewhere else that’ll give us better perks. I was thinking Fountainbleau or station casino or golden nugget?
     
  8. chico7800

    chico7800 Platinum

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    Wow. This is a stale bump. Love to see some current thoughts on this


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  9. JAustin

    JAustin Bronze

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    I would say Venetian. Easy to deal with via my host. Never have any issues.
     
  10. Wanker751

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    While not on the strip and not a prime property, four queens has a great slot club.

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  11. doughtaker

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    Things have changed a lot in the last 2.5 years, but my criteria have not. I have a player's card for most of the downtown casinos in Vegas, but I never got one for Golden Nugget despite dropping in to check out what's there on most of my day trips to Fremont Street. That should tell you how little respect I've ever had for that casino. 4 Queens and Binion's now use the same player's club, and although I no longer play much at either place, 4 Queens would still be my pick for downtown Vegas.

    Fontainebleau -- I visited it once, it looks luxurious, but I didn't bother to gamble there. From what I've heard, offers were stingy, and their player's club is crap (freeplay equal to 2% of theoretical loss, increasing up to 2.6% depending on tier). I'd suggest taking a good look at their website and doing your own research elsewhere on the Internet to see if you think the Fontainebleau might be a good fit for you.

    Stations -- If you want to play there, I would suggest Red Rock or Green Valley Ranch. Durango would be their "high-end luxury" joint but that casino floor is basically a box, and their video poker offerings are definitely a notch below the other Stations properties. Whether you are local to Vegas or from out of town also makes a big difference; I have a friend from Indiana whose offers at Stations were practically wiped out post-pandemic.
     
  12. campie1988

    campie1988 Gold

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    I can only weigh in based on my offers. And I am pretty easy to please, just after some free rooms and a little RC/FP.

    Downtown

    I get a lot of love from Golden Nugget (if I drop a couple hundy in there per trip, I will pretty much always get a 2-4 night comp offer monthly, sometimes with freeplay). I don't mind staying there occasionally, the pit has a fun atmosphere, even though their low limit blackjack has that stupid lucky cat side bet...I don't mind playing it because there is a fun vibe and drinks are always flowing.

    I used to get Plaza offers, but I've stopped playing there because the vibe isn't for me, although I love playing their Bingo! I'm sure if I returned to playing there at decent amounts, I'd get offers again but I am just not super interested in staying there.

    The D/Circa - Idk why but whenever I sit down at a table at either property, I somehow will get the WORST dealer...they will pay me out wrong, not friendly, sometimes even rude. Once, after a bad session at blackjack, I didn't tip the dealer at the end (I was tipping for the dealer on each hand) and the dealer got SO salty with me I was shocked...even said "Well you should have played a different spot and maybe you would have won us both something". That is just one of the bad sessions I have had there, my husband has had similar experiences. For me, the slot floor at Circa is so spread out that sometimes it's hard to get a drink while slotting. So once I went to the bar and asked for one of those little waters the waitresses had and the bartender was like "Well, I need to see ID" (um, I showed that to get INTO Circa, but OK) and then proceeded to ask me if I had even spent any money in the casino...like dude, bffr, I was sitting at that slot machine over there and it's a WATER, not even a good one. Needless to say, I usually will only play at those casinos under duress (ie, if a friend I am with refuses to play anywhere else) Whenever I WAS playing there, I never got offers at the D or Circa so really not motivated to play there.

    Boyd: We get decent comps here for little play. Most of the properties are pretty basic.

    The Strip:

    Cosmo: Has gonehill. After the merger, I did have a pretty bad trip loss there and maybe get 2 free nights mid week, not impressed. This is probably due to the merger.

    MGM: I am Gold with MGM through my Royal Caribbean status, which I luckily get to renew every year. I always have decent comps with MGM, although they can be stingy on holidays but I usually can get 3-4 nights at any MGM property with some freeplay.

    CET: If my husband and I combine our accounts, we get OK comps here but I am not a huge fan of any CET properties. Since I don't have to pay resort fees with MGM properties, I rarely use a CET comp.

    Mirage: I think they are still ironing out some kinks, but we get VERY good comps from Mirage, usually 3-4 nights, no resort fees, with RC and FP.



    I would say my overall favorite is MGM. They are certainly not perfect, but I do feel like I am treated fairly for my play there.
     
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  13. Nsenfant

    Nsenfant Bronze

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    Venetian rewards for me- I stayed over 20 nights with them last year over 7 trips. All comped with $175-225 free play per trip. About 50/50 weekday vs weekend trips. I’m not a big spender, I only ended up with 47,000 tier points for all of last year. I don’t ask for back end comps, I’m very pleased with what I get. MGM would be second- stayed a total of 8 nights at Aria last year over 3 trips, was upgraded to Sky suites two of the three times. I’m pearl there, but only because of the free military upgrade. I think I’m way over-comped at both V/P and Aria, but I’ll take it as long as they want to keep giving it to me!
     
  14. NickPappageorgio

    NickPappageorgio ¿Quién vigila a los vigilantes?
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    I haven't played on the Strip in over 5 years so I'm not really a good person to ask about that. I will say however that I STILL get free night offers from MGM and around $50 free play and $100 resort credit so there's that. When I played there I, obviously, got a lot better. I guess they still keep sending me stuff in case I come back. My biggest problem with the "new" MGM Rewards is that it's very opaque in terms of earnings, points, Tiers etc.

    I'm Maverick on the One Card. Pretty good offers for Room, food and other. Free play is a little light but not too bad. Only thing I dislike about it is that you have to remember to keep your receipts and take them to the Club Counter for them to be manually input into the system.... I had a host at the Steven's brothers joints but she left the company and I never got assigned a new one. That said, I have found the Concierge at The D and Circa to be very helpful. These days I just play Video Poker and slots so I'm a fairly low-maintenance client.

    I was President, or something along those lines, at Stations for a while. Honestly I didn't see where it did anything for me. The hosts at GVR are pretty worthless as well. This is another place where we had a good host, would help us with bookings, see if she could get us a little extra because she knew I was going to gamble, and then she left the company. I DID get a replacement here but all she really did for us was book the rooms and apply our offer. If we wanted a pool cabana, a massage, dinner reservations, she would just text us the links to book them ourselves. Haven't heard from her since we quit going to GVR. We're thinking about Durango in August for our Anniversary, maybe try them out and see what happens. I AM getting offers at Durango equal to what I'm getting for GVR (free stay, $250FP and $300RC) so there's that.

    I have the GN rewards card for Lake Charles. I get decent offers there, but the room offers are ALWAYS sold out or unavailable so they do me no good. I don't get much in the way of food credits there, so we usually just use our Landry's Select offers (which are almost always better) and then add-on our paltry offerings. Offers for Vegas GN on this program are minimal.

    I also have the Penn Play from Lake Charles from L'Auberge. I get good offers for L'Auberge but the M Resort offers are very, very few.

    In my experience your "best" membership club is the one related to the casinos that you play at most often. That's because you get the best rewards there.

    Although there are several that just outright suck.
     
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  15. bayoubengal

    bayoubengal World's Worst VP Player
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    Our Identity offers just jumped up big time! Hopefully we can still squeeze in yet another before the big switch. Honestly if they could wait until after Labor Day, that’d be great. Our identity offer just jumped to $300 Food and $850 Free Play. And finally the wrap around shows up. They def don’t have any cross reference with mgm yet, best offer there….”call your mgm marketing person for up to 4 comp nights at Excalibur.” No thanks.


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  16. tringlomane

    tringlomane Theoretical Video Poker Addict
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    Your better half getting you better offers! Haha
     
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    bayoubengal World's Worst VP Player
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    No kidding.


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